Although the majority of players’ reactions to Madden NFL 21 were negative, the game’s sales increased by 20% compared to the previous year in the first week of release. Madden NFL 21 was released on August 6, and is the sixth best-selling game so far. As the only designated universal currency in the game, players can now Buy Madden Coins through GameMS.
Its success is the same as its predecessors. According to the video game industry analyst Mat Piscatella, in the past 21 years, the sales of the "Madden NFL" series has been the best-selling game in its release month, becoming the best-selling sport in US history and overall ranking The third overall video game series.
"Following the most successful year in franchise history, fans are now playing Madden more than ever. In the past few weeks, players have received a lot of praise and outstanding participation on Madden NFL 21, showing that they are Madden’s passion,” said Sean Graddy, Madden NFL executive producer.
To say the least, the success of Madden NFL 21 is surprising because it is one of the lowest-rated games in franchise history. On "Metacritic", the game's score among PC users is 0.4, which shows that it dislikes it very much. However, critics gave different or average comments on this, and pointed out: "The innovative new game mechanism in Madden NFL 21 provides a high level of control and stimulates creativity."
Among critics, the PS4 and Xbox One comments remain unchanged. For users, their score dropped to 0.2 on PlayStation 4 and remained at 0.4 on Xbox One. Experts suggest that the current COVID-19 pandemic makes gamers hungry for any new version, which may explain the success of Madden NFL 21. However, the continued success of the game seems to indicate that die-hard fans are not ready to give up the franchise.
Later this year, EA will also provide an updated version of Madden 21 with the release of Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X. At the same time, GameMS will also release the corresponding version of Madden 21 Coins.